Training Opportunities — January 20, 2012

The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health is accepting applications.  This new public leadership opportunity is being offered through the CDC and the Public Health Institute and will bring together leaders from public health, healthcare and community organizations to work towards improving a specific, measurable public health problem within their communities, while also receiving leadership training from national experts.  20 teams of 4 participants each will be funded.

Webinar: Saving Money: The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation Medicaid Benefit, February 8th at 11 AM (pacific) This webinar will discuss the new Medicaid return-on-investment study and policy paper released earlier this month.

Break Free Alliance will be hosting a three-part webinar series in February to discuss and encourage dialogue among partners working to address tobacco use among homeless and formerly homeless populations. 

  • Making the Case: Tobacco-Free Policies and Cessation Programming for Homeless Populations, February 15th at 11 AM (pacific)
  • Systems Change: Integrating Tobacco-Free Policies and Cessation Services into Homeless Service Provider Settings, February 22nd at 11 AM (pacific)
  • Innovative Partnerships: Developing Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs for Homeless and Formerly Homeless Populations, February 29th at 11 AM (pacific)

AAIP National Health Conference: Fostering Sustainable Strategies to Create Healthy, Active Native Communities, March 13-14 in San Diego, CA

The Healthy, Active Native Communities program at the Association of American Indian Physicians is hosting a two-day summit to share best practices on obesity prevention in Indian Country and policy, systems, and environmental changes.

Weight of the Nation Conference, May 7-9 in Washington, D.C.  Hosted by the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, the Weight of the NationTM is designed to provide a forum to highlight progress in the prevention and control of obesity through policy and environmental strategies.

The New Public Health – Rewiring for the Future, June 26-28th in Charlotte, NC.

This midyear meeting of the American Public Health Association will offer public health professionals, partners and stakeholders the opportunity to learn how the public health system must position itself to address the changing needs and demands it confronts.  It will equip attendees from federal, state, local and tribal agencies and organizations with the tools needed for keeping up with and anticipating the changes necessary to “rewire” the public health infrastructure.


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